92-Story One Bayfront Plaza Will Have Observation Deck, Nearly 1,200 Studios

Florida East Coast Realty has submitted plans for the One Bayfront Plaza to include lots of small apartments and an observation deck on top.

Miami’s Urban Development Review Board is scheduled to review the proposal on July 19, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects and ODP Architects.

The tower will have an unusually high count of studio apartments. In total, 1,361 rental units are planned on levels 35-90:

  • 1,197 studio
  • 108 one-bedroom
  • 56 two-bedroom

A representative of the developer told the SFBJ that studio units are in high demand in Miami, which is why they decided to include so many of them. The studios will average 600 square feet.

The lower levels of the tower include 534,379 square feet of office space, 101,650 square feet of retail, 200 hotel rooms, and 2,117 parking spaces.

An 8,000 square foot observation deck is planned on level 92. Guests will have a view of Miami from the tallest building in the city, at 1,049 feet above sea level.

Construction is set to begin in January 2019 and will take 40 months to complete.

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Finally a tall tower with a public observation deck! Other developers take notes

Edin
3 years ago

Only 1049 feet?????
By wide world standards that’s a
MIDGET.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Blame the FAA.

Miami Hurricane
3 years ago

AND a tall tower with DENSITY, enough of the ultra high lux lets turn this into a downtown metropolis

Alpina
3 years ago

if there is demand for studios, why don’t they start sooner???…they keep adjusting for current demand. by the time they start, demand will be different

William
3 years ago

I imagine that having the maximum unit counts with maximum bathroom/kitchens is the most intensive floor plate you could ask for. Therefore adjusting afterwards to fewer units or fewer kitchens/bathrooms is easier. But if they are intending on building a rental tower in the middle of all that activity, they can probably achieve the highest occupancy rates with smaller units. The net rent receivables monthly would also be very high. Gross and on a per sqft basis.

Daniel D.
3 years ago

I believe that they cannot build yet because the previous building still have a lease that ends 2018/2019. I am not 100% sure 😛

Anonymous
3 years ago

You’re right.

Marc305
3 years ago

I have been doing Real Estate for the past 15 years in Brickell and Downtown, the high demand for Studios never goes down.

Anonymous
3 years ago

What a freaking joke.

2,117 parking spaces in the heart of downtown.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I agree.
What a total waste of $, time and effort.
Downtowns should not be concerned with building parking.
Why would you make it easier for people to drive?
Downtown is flushed with bus, train, people mover and walkability.
Don’t build more parking!!!!

Marc305
3 years ago

I sure hope that you talk the talk and walk the walk. By that I mean that you live in Downtown or Brickell, you do NOT own a car, and you use public transportation no matter where you need to go.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I live in South Beach and share a car with my husband. We take pubic transit where possible, ride bikes and walk. If we cannot do any of the above we may use ride-sharing or drive our personal vehicle.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I’m sure the only people that talk of a no car world are coming from NYC and don’t have a license or know how to drive.

All this talk of no parking buildings is stupid.. no parking building are called hotels.

Anonymous
3 years ago

and dorms

Anonymous
3 years ago

I make over $200k, I live in Brickell and I don’t own a car. I had two cars a couple of years ago and at some point I realized I wasn’t using them. No matter how much money you make, owning a car when you live and work in Brickell is (for most) a pretty stupid idea.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Bravo for you…I would love to be in your shoes one day so I can give up the gas guzzler I drive, and I wouldn’t be polluting the air anymore also.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You don’t get out much do u..

Anonymous
3 years ago

Probably a lot more than you do buddy.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Too bad.. you’re missing out on some great drives thru Florida.. nothing better than a drive to the Keys or Marco Island with the top down.

Marc305
3 years ago

Exactly my point. I live and work in Brickell. I walk, take the Metromover, and Uber through out the week, but Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I put my top down and visit relatives in Boca, take drives to Homestead and Broward to see friends, and on occasion I visit an old College buddy in Key Largo. Even though my car is almost 2 years old and only has 7,000 miles I would never give up my convertible.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I’m not missing anything. I probably go out and do more than most of you. I rent cars whenever I want to do longer trips like that.. it costs nothing. For everything else, I use Uber/Lyft. Even when I go visit my family in Hallandale, Uber/Lyft is cheaper and faster than using my own car (that I don’t own anymore lol).

Anonymous
3 years ago

I rent cars whenever I want to do that…

Miami Hurricane
3 years ago

There are a million car rental companies in Miami and the lux ones deliver. There’s even TURO / RelayRides everywhere.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You either spend a lot on Uber or you have no life.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I do as a matter of fact. Your point?

I love (my car) miami
3 years ago

Because it’s hot as hell! Public transportation (as much as I would love to see metro rail and metromover extensions) will never be the success that most of you think it would be. Walking 2 blocks in a suit and tie in 95 degrees is no fun. You should all get over the no parking garage bandwagon. Let’s say you live in Brickell and you want to go to George’s in South Miami, you would have to walk 10 blocks along sunset to get there. BS.

Miami Hurricane
3 years ago

Haha whoever gave thumbs dwon, should try it. Not even during summer. October.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Studio units for the illusion of ‘affordability’. 600 sq ft units for how much ? still top market price out of the reach of the masses.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Finally!!!!
Such a beautiful city, spectacular bay and city views, one of the most touristy cities in the country and to this date, no observation deck.
I am still hopeful for Skyrise!

Anonymous
3 years ago

You can put that ugly piece of crap called “Skyrise” in your back yard. Miami’s skyline doesn’t need it.

Anonymous
3 years ago

The waiting time for the lifts will definitely kill you.

Fredric
3 years ago

This is great. Now I would like to see either One Bayfront Plaza or One Brickell City Centre break ground within the next few weeks, or within the next 3-4 months at the latest. No need to wait until January of 2019 as it will take at least two years to complete either tower, once construction begins. Waiting a year and a half or longer to start construction only risks a major economic downturn or the end of the current, local construction boom cycle. And if that happens then these towers will be delayed for years longer, at least. Just do an Empire State Building-style job and get it done ASAP!

Jesus
3 years ago

About time this baby is going to get built! Let’s do it! Just speed up the date to like next year to start construction! Hahaha! Would love to see this up and running already!

Anonymous
3 years ago

One can only hope the prices of the studios will be affordable for all the people that work in downtown.

Anonymous
3 years ago

That many studios means some if not most won’t have windows but will be like high priced interior storage units.

Anonymous
3 years ago

What studio in Miami have you ever been in that has no windows? I’ll wait….

Joey mags
3 years ago

This is a silly mix of apartment types. The professional job market in Miami doesn’t support this demand for studios. What is really lacking is Urban homes / apts for families, e.g. 3br units. In all of south beach, less than five 3br units on market for under $900k

wait
3 years ago

I thought the same.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Except most of the people looking in these areas are not families, they are young professionals looking for studios or roommates. So….in which this building actually meets the demands of the market.